Nut, bolt, washer castings

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Glen Haasdyk, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Can anyone tell me where I could get NBW castings? I'm looking for the size for wooden trestles, anyone know sizes? either Metal or plastic castings are good and I need alot of them so a bulk buy would be the way to go I guess if possible.
  2. Muddy Creek

    Muddy Creek Member

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    If no one else has them cheaper, Walthers lists Detail Associates, plastic casting of HO scale 3/4" nuts w/ 2" washers for US $2.00. Just looked for these a few days ago for a switching layout/pier project I'm planning. (Gonna be another long winter.)

    Wayne
  3. TrainClown

    TrainClown Member

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    I cast my own bolts and washers for thebumper on my Climax. My model came without the part, so I had to scratch build it. That included the hardware. I made a mold out of latex casting rubber from some samples I found on the side of the Climax engine and cast them with 5-min Epoxy. Worked........well........see for yourself.



    TrainClown :wave:

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  4. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Looks good TC. :thumb:
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    Glen,
    Grandt Line has them 100/pack listed at $3.00, various sizes.

    BTW - nice work TC.-:thumb:
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Nice work TC. But I will have to go with the Grandt Line castings too. Just don't limit yourself to what they sell as HO scale bolts. They also sell O scale ones which work well for big bolts in HO. They have a website and sell direct, I have had some problems with other places stocking them. Fred
  7. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Thanks for the help. I'll try looking at Grandt Line's stuff.
  8. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    I pick mine up at the LHS so I can see what I'm getting. Tichy makes some as well as the others mentioned. Seems Like Tichy or GL is usually the best for me.
  9. rcline

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    thats really nice work TC !!
  10. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I'd pick up mine at the hobby syore as well but the local hobby store leave a little to be desired.
  11. ak-milw

    ak-milw New Member

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    Glen, For a trestle, you might want to go with 1" bolts.:p TC :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  12. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Thanks, that's what I'll go for then